I’ve had a lovely weekend in the brilliant sunshine! My parents were away so a busy weekend with some liveries for me to do as well but what a difference the good weather makes – the horses have been able to go out for long periods and enjoy the sun on their backs too 🙂
Flicka, who will soon be 4 was on best behaviour and really enjoyed jumping a few small fences even taking on her first filler – easy peasy! On the flat, her trot work is lovely – we practiced doing some centre lines and she is nice and straight too. I did lots of walk-trot transitions and her contact is really consistent, the canter improving all the time.
Ali schooled dressage very well Saturday and I plan to practice on grass a bit this week now it is dry enough, before Gatcombe next weekend. We then popped a few fences really well, calmly and in a great rhythm. Today she did some fast work on grass for the first time, which she thought was rather exciting!!
Donovan also went nicely on the flat yesterday – the hanging cheek snaffle still working well and I feel that his activity is really improving and becoming more consistent. Today he went XC schooling on grass at Hilltop in Ledbury, his first time jumping on grass for 2 years!
He felt really good and the brakes seemed to be working ok, he thoroughly enjoyed himself! Thanks to Alice who came to help and took some photos and video.